Established in 1899, Northern Arizona University (NAU) is one of the three public universities in Arizona, currently serving over 30,000 students and 4200 faculty and staff statewide. NAU’s mountain campus in Flagstaff, one of more than twenty locations across the state, covers 680 acres of picturesque grounds with more than 150 buildings and nearly 7.0 million square feet. NAU values global engagement, diversity, civic engagement and community building. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch.
Flagstaff is a city rich in cultural diversity with a population of 68,677 located less than 150 miles from Phoenix. Situated at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, its 7,000 foot elevation and four-season climate make Flagstaff ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and the Arizona Snowbowl.